Unless you really do not care about Arrested Development, you probably have already heard about the plans to bring the beloved comedy back to series via a ten-episode order that will air exclusively on Netflix. The company recently confirmed that the show is indeed in the pipeline even though recent reports surfaced saying the cast was not entirely signed on just yet. Furthermore, Ted Sarandos told reporters at a broadcast convention just the other day that the show would have original episodes as early as next year.
Also revealed this week was how Netflix intends to release the episodes. They are opting for a season-on-premiere date in the vein of the company’s first original series Lilyhammer which debuted in February. As for a specific date, that has not been mentioned just yet; however, the original announcement of the series and feature film implied the series’ fourth season would exist to familiarize audiences with the show before a theatrical launch. Seeing how the movie begins shooting this summer, it should not be long until we have some idea of when both offerings from the franchise will land.
On another note, Vulture is reporting that the initial premise of giving each cast member their own episode will not be going forward. Series creator Mitchell Hurwitz has gone on the record saying that the launch of all the episodes at one time is providing a unique opportunity that is changing their approach towards the revival. With that being said, look for the new season to look an awful lot like the first three.